UK lighting contractor Sparkx has ordered six 14.6 metre Versalift VTL-145-F van mounted platforms, the first in the UK.
Mounted on a mix of 3.5 tonne and five tonne Mercedes Sprinter chassis, the VTL-145-F provides an outreach of up to 9.2 metres and a maximum platform capacity of 230kg. The units feature high strength steel booms, and have a function which enables the operator to work at full height over the back of the vehicle without using stabilisers. They will be used to provide electrical and lighting services to private estates, local authorities and their contractors throughout the south of England.
Director Chris Rogers said: “We were initially looking to buy the 14 metre Versalift platform but delayed ordering until the new VTL series was available in the UK. When we were introduced to the VTL-145-F demonstrator model during a factory visit we knew the additional working height was right for us and that the new platforms would be perfect additions to our existing all Versalift van mounted fleet.”
Versalift UK southern regional sales manager Chris Wrenn added: “Sparkx fully embraced the new VTL series which has been completely redesigned for improved performance and productivity. We are delighted to be working with them again as Versalift continues to shape the future and set new standards for the van mounted sector in the UK. With the VTL, we set out to design the very best and I’m happy to say this has been achieved.”